Mpho (aged 12) has also been telling us more about herself.

 

“My name is Mpho. I am in grade 6. I love playing netball. When I grow up I want to be a nurse. My mother’s name is Sophie. I don’t have a father. I am 12 years old. I like to eat fruits and vegetables. But there’s something I don’t like to eat: pumpkin!”

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Mpho (aged 12) and Zanele (aged 14)

 

“My name is Zanele. I am 14 years old. I attend school at Tsakane Secondary. I live with a family of 5 people: my mother; 2 sisters and2 uncles including me. I am in Grade 8.1. I like singing, debating and playing netball. My birthday is on the 3rd of April 2002. My favourite subjects at school are English, Creative Arts and Life Orientation. I don’t like eating too much food.”

February Trip

 

We’ll be meeting the children that we’re working with on Monday and learning about their experiences. But what about their mentors? Here is an insight into what happened on the February trip and the incredible films that were made then.

 

So, What’s It All About?

This month, a group of students from the University of Leeds will be visiting Tsakane Township in South Africa. Through making comics and films with children ages 8-15, we hope to empower the young generation of South Africa and give them the chance to tell their own stories in their own way.

Watch our pre-trip video to learn more about the project, why we’re going and what we hope to achieve.